The Flaming Lips
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1983
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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips Biography (Wikipedia)

The Flaming Lips is an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the "Big Bang" That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named the Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die."

The band is best known for its associations with 1960s and 1970s psychedelic subculture, with elements of this culture permeating the group's instrumentation, effects, and composition. Coyne's lyrics, in particular, both reference and embody the fascination with the science fiction and space opera genres of fiction that were popular during the golden age of psychedelic subculture. His lyrical style tends to use the imagery and plot conventions of space opera to frame more abstract themes about the unfolding cycles of romantic love, highlighting its vulnerability while delving into its metaphysical implications.

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Can't Get You Out Of My Head
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Can't Get You Out Of My Head
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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
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Satellite Of You (6 Music Session, 11th July 2002)
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Satellite Of You (6 Music Session, 11th July 2002)
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My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver
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My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver
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The Spark That Bled
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The Spark That Bled
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The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)
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The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)
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The Golden Path (feat. The Flaming Lips)
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The Golden Path (feat. The Flaming Lips)
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Satellite Of You
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Satellite Of You
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She Don't Use Jelly
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She Don't Use Jelly
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The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
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The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
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Bad Days
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Bad Days
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Waitin' For A Superman
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Waitin' For A Superman
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